MD Anderson Cancer Center

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
362 Reviews
3.6
362 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good place to work if supervisor is good (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • PAID PARKING IS THE WORST, OTHER FACILITIES PAY FOR PARKING FOR EMPLOYESS (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Dedicated to producing the next generation of scientists

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    MD Anderson provides a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate students to obtain professional research experience, especially during the summer when students are searching for something to do.

    Cons

    This is a very fast-paced, professional research environment. You must make sure you are on top of your game everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    clinical bioinformatics and translation genomics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    has a good reputation of clinical research

    Cons

    the working environment is less competitive

  3.  

    MD Anderson High School Intern

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    Former Employee - MD Anderson High School in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - MD Anderson High School in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intern

    Pros

    Very nice housing at Rice University and keeps the students well knitted and interactive

    Cons

    Had very little leeway as to what project you want to carry out during the summer, most students winded up doing wet lab work and not necessarily clinic stuff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great benefits, ossified infrastructure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medical Insurance is free, dental and vision are dirt cheap. Research facilities are top notch.

    Cons

    Some of the research infrastructure is archaic and run by people who should have retired long ago. Research protocols are entered and edited using Lotus Notes - unbelievable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Resume builder, but offers very low salary.

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    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Research Data Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Great work community, nice amenities, okay benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, parking is far from buildings and very costly, some departments are strict on clocking-in/out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid micromanaging!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    I enjoy working at MDA. Great benefits. Great people. I like the food and the feel of the hospital.

    Cons

    Management isn't the best. Some of my coworkers complain and are miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's all smoke and mirrors.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best benefits in all of the medical center.

    Cons

    The emphasis on prestige through research has tripled the patient load which in turn has overworked and exhausted staff...almost to the point of costly mistakes. There's a reason MD Anderson is no longer #1. The turnover rate in most departments is ridiculous. Newly hired employees are left to fend for themselves without proper training. The 2-3% raise rates are laughable (maybe $20 extra a pay period), especially since most parking has increased by almost $50. The performance based bonus is a set-up for failure since more and more patients are unhappy with the care they're receiving. Morale is low and the pressure to perform on little support from management is high. Growth within the company is non-existent unless you're "in" with management. In the past 2 years alone, a number of prestigious executives and physicians have left the institution, some with little warning. Cutting costs comes in the form of not hiring qualified management down to supplies. Don't count on HR for help as the buddy system rules and cries for help have already been ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul HR and fix the obvious signs of failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Benefits and lifetime pension

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    great place to work-

    Cons

    long hours
    expensive parking
    no overtime pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lots of Bias from upper management!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for a great cause

    Cons

    Far from home, Typical corporate political red tape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great part time work available

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    Current Employee - Ambassador in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Ambassador in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Pros

    Flexible hours were available based on the job

    Cons

    Management didn't support future development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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